Colloquium on Legal and Constitutional History

Professor William E. Nelson
Professor John P. Reid

Fall 2016
Wednesday, 2:10-4:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall - Room 201

LW.12050.001
2 credits

The Legal History Colloquium is the oldest of NYU Law School's colloquia. The core of the Legal History Colloquium consists of the Samuel I. Golieb Fellows, a group of two or three young academics each year from schools around the United States. Golieb Fellows, who either have completed or are currently completing their graduate work in legal history, have come to NYU from doctoral programs at Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Virginia, Yale, and other universities. Other participants in the Colloquium have included JD students and graduate students at NYU, Fulbright Scholars from Europe, and faculty from NYU Law School and other law schools in the metropolitan region.

Fall 2015 Schedule of Presenters

August 31
Professor Laura Kalman, University of California, Santa Barbara, History Department
The Long Reach of the Sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the Supreme Court Nominations

September 14
William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
The Common Law in Colonial America - Vol. V: [Part 1]

September 21
William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
The Common Law in Colonial America - Vol. V: [Part 2]

September 28
William A. Smiley, NYU Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, 2016-2017
From Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia and International Law

October 5
William A. Smiley, NYU Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, 2016-2017
From Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia and International Law

October 12
Professor Lloyd Bonfield, Director, Center for International Law, New York Law School
Farewell Downton Abbey, Adieu Primogeniture and Entail: Britain’s brief encounter with forced heirship

October 19
Karin Loevy, JSD Program Manager & IILJ Research Scholar, NYU School of Law
1-Reinventing a Region (1915-1922): Visions of the Middle East in Legal and Diplomatic Texts Leading to the Palestine Mandate
2- The Sykes-Picot Agreement's Regional Moment: Drawing Lines of Development in a New and Open Space

 

October 26
 Jane Manners, Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, 2016-2017, NYU School of Law
"To bring about a result so desirable”: Crafting a Right to Duty Remission in the Wake of the Great New York Fire of 1835

November 2
Morton J. Horwitz, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History Emeritus, Harvard Law School
Brown versus Board of Education       and      Robert Jackson’s Concurring Opinion in Brown v. Board of Education

November 4
Special Session:          "Atlantic Transfers: Responses to Totalitarianism in Legal  Thought and the Dilemma
                                                                    of Liberty in the Post-War Atlantic"

                                    James Whitman (Yale Law School), Douglas Morris, Ville Erkkilä (University of Helsinki),
                                   Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania), Samuel Moyn (Harvard University),
                                   Jacob Giltaij (University of Helsinki), Noah Rosenblum (Yale Law School), and
                                   Kaius Tuori (University of Helsinki)

November 9
Hendrik Hartog, Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Princeton University
The Trouble with Minna: Care, Slavery, and Emancipation in New Jersey

November 16
Professor R.B. Bernstein, City College of New York, Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership
The Education of John Adams - 1

November 23
Professor R.B. Bernstein, City College of New York, Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership
The Education of John Adams - 2

November 30
Mehrsa Baradaran, J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia Law School
The Color of Money - A History of Black Banking

December 7
Sean Akchin, New York University School of Law, Class of 2017
Filibusters & Minutemen

 
Fall 2015 Schedule

Spring 2015 Schedule

2013-2014 Schedule